Avetik Eloyan: The Time for Building Churches and Palaces is Over

Avetik Eloyan: The Time for Building Churches and Palaces is Over

20th of August in our country we celebrate the Builder’s Day. Every new construction, be it a small house or a building of industrial or social significance, symbolizes the beginning of a new life, a revival. And the basis of this new life will be firm and reliable, if every builder has a high sense of responsibility for future generations. “It is time to throw a fresh glance on the tasks that we face,” – says the Chairman of the State Committee for Urban Development of RA Avetik Eloyan. – “The time for building churches and palaces is over, it is time for planting gardens and parks, building universities. A green and comfortable city is a guarantee for healthy generation. The new universities will give us advantage in the whole competitive world. We are given the right to build new houses, therefore we have to build properly and safely. I suggest another idea: the right, responsibility and privilege to build solid and reliable buildings. I would prefer, that everyone in their sphere, not only the builders, realize their privileges. It is the only way to build a country.”

Vice Prime-Minister RA Tigran Avinyan, who arrived to “Tamanyan” hall (Architectural museum after A. Tamanyan) to congratulate builders on their professional holiday, called their role in the life of the country revolutionary, “ Among other things, construction is a culture. It is the culture of urban life, responsibility before public property, and the level of culture, when public interests are not replaced with personal ones. In this new times your role is truly revolutionary! Of course, the requirements of the market and the customer may be different, which is against the public interests, but then it is here that the State Committee for Urban Development must act as a representative of society and perform its mission of cultural and intellectual revolution.”

Gagik Galstyan, the Chairman of Builders’ Union, rector of the National University of Architecture and Construction, highlighted the problems of the construction sector: state norms of urban planning, development of market pricing methodology, licensing procedures, strengthening of control, regulation of construction competitions, training of qualified personnel.